That Shelf spoke exclusively to Arctic director Joe Penna about his remarkable film, the transition from being an Internet video maker to celebrated Cannes auteur, and how his greatest effect may well be the lead actor he managed to score.
Mads Mikkelsen enters the “man vs. wilderness” genre with a near-wordless performance in Arctic, the debut feature from Brazilian YouTube phenom Joe Penna.
Screening in Toronto this week as part of the Inside Out Film Festival, Icelandic film Heartstone packs an emotional punch.
Gabby speaks with Niamh Schönherr about her upcoming game Sofðu litla tófan mín: A Lullaby (or “Sleep Tight my Little Fox: A Lullaby”), death in Icelandic folklore and ritual, and the connection between food and death.
Director David Gordon Green has helmed some of the more unique and engaging independent films of the last decade and a half. We spoke to him about his latest film, Manglehorn, starring Al Pacino as a curmudgeonly keymaker.
You’ll probably never see anything quite like Toronto natives Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math’s penis-mentary The Final Member. The directors travelled to the Icelandic Phallological Museum for their documentary, the only penis museum on the planet. Dork Shelf sat down with Bekhor and Math to discuss the film, their breathtaking on-location footage, what it's like seeing penises get tattooed, and Icelandic folklore.